Saturday, August 10, 2013

for whom the bell tolls

Email service used by Snowden shuts itself down, warns against using US-based companies

Glenn Greenwald
The Guardian
9 August 2013

"What is particularly creepy about the Lavabit self-shutdown is that the company is gagged by law even from discussing the legal challenges it has mounted and the court proceeding it has engaged. In other words, the American owner of the company believes his Constitutional rights and those of his customers are being violated by the US Government, but he is not allowed to talk about it. Just as is true for people who receive National Security Letters under the Patriot Act, Lavabit has been told that they would face serious criminal sanctions if they publicly discuss what is being done to their company."

[Read more...]